- What is -THE BULLETPROOF MUSICIAN?
The purpose of this website is to teach musicians how to overcome stage fright, performance anxiety, and other blocks to peak performance. The specific mental skills you develop will allow you to experience the satisfaction of performing up to your abilities – even when the lights are brightest. Wait, let me rephrase that. Especially when the lights are brightest.
If you came here looking for a quick fix or a magic pill, I’m afraid you will have to look elsewhere. Like anything else you do in the practice room, learning how to perform your best under pressure takes some work. Stage fright and performance anxiety are natural reactions to big auditions, concerts, and recitals, so performing consistently well requires reprogramming your response to stress.
What I am offering you is no superficial “band-aid,” but a collection of established principles, techniques, and psychological skills taken from the performance psychology research literature, and based on my own experiences and training in psychology and music.
The ultimate goal of The Bulletproof Musician? For you to figure out what it takes to rise above the nerves, distractions, and pressures of a performance, and when the moment of truth arrives, play the way you know you can.
To be, in a word, bulletproof.
Ever wonder if there was a way to improve faster? A way to go into the practice room, come out an hour later, and feel really good about all the progress you just made?
If so, this free Practice Hacking Guide can help. Type in your email address below, and I’ll send you the guide, along with regular performance enhancement tips, right to your inbox.
Performance psychologist and Juilliard graduate Dr. Noa Kageyama teaches musicians how to do their best under pressure.
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